The first thing you’ll see covering the walls when you enter the Mundial Bar (or Bar Mundial, as people refer to it): dozens of boxing pictures that give some seal of local authenticity to the place. Besides that? A very busy bartender that will see to it that you get seated if there’s space available – that is, if you didn’t call to reserve a table.
This is one of the tapas places that, living in Barcelona, I think is definitely worth a visit a couple of times a year even if you have to call in advance to get a table or get there very early and it’s not cheap at all. The reasons: simple, perfect food. Patatas bravas that are well fried and spicy enough, but not dripping with excessive fat. Very well done and selected seafood, in simple preparations.
They also have wonderful “specials of the day” – listen carefully while the waiter talks because you might find a hidden treasure. They’re surprises which the chef found in the market on that day. They also have a reasonably priced wine menu and great desserts (not homemade, but quite tasty).
The place then, is lovable. Service has been improving over time and food is always a safe value. Credit cards are now accepted again and there are some special menus available – ask for the specials, they are worth the try!
Mundial Bar | Restaurants (Seafood, tapas) | Meal from € 25
Plaça SAnt Agustí Vell 1 | +34933199056
Tue – Thu 13:00 – 16:30 & 21:00 – 23:30, Wed 13:00 – 16:30, Fri – Sat 13:00 – 16:30 & 21:00 – 00:00, Sun 13:00 – 16:30 & 20:30 – 23:00